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vote should be in a live boy. coming home. we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joye is tinge with sacrifice. withhe joy is tinged sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs, america, and around the globe. during the past nine months the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government, and over 4000 have paid with their life. in rare television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president, bashar al-assad, flatly denied he ordered the use of brutality. instead blaming the violence on others. paul would starts the coverage -- paul woods starts the coverage. >> day after day unarmed syrian protectors have come out to face machine guns, snipers, and army vehicles. the costs so far is 4000 dead mom. . but in his abc interview, bashar al-assad did is killing his own citizens. >> we do not killer on people. no government in the world kills its own people, unless it is led by a crazy person. i became president with public support. it is impossible for anyone in this state to be ordered to be killed. >> we saw a different picture in a week of travel
. house democrats, like sheila jackson-lee of texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be o
. it is an enormous change. >> the governor of texas says the united states can be self- sufficient in energy. do you believe it? >> today for the first time, you are seeing it happen. imports are dropping. domestic production is increasing. whether we can be independent is a sharp question. it will not happen soon. what we can do better than we are now is increased domestic production. >> a lot of this goes to the new technology like extracting oil from tight formations. pennsylvania is a boom state with unemployment at 3.5%. >> there certainly are jobs. that is one great example. there are other examples of onshore production. there are examples of offshore production. when we talk about increasing domestic production, we do not just mean the 50 united states. we mean north america. we have a great opportunity to increase our imports to the united states from canada. we will deal with some decisions that will take place in the next few months on whether our nation will be serious about reducing dependence on oil from other countries. >> thank you very much. >> it is great to be with you. ♪ >> kar
into the political process. i have to give kudos to sheila jackson of texas. unless she had partnered with james, the law would have died. it was that partnership that allowed the bill to pass through congress unanimously on the house and senate side. this was the first time ever that a civil rights law had passed unanimously. tavis: what to do you make of the journey you had to make that locket signed into books? -- law signed into books? >> i endured a death threats. these were attacks against me and my family. it was not just me. the beauty of the story is that so many workers joined me in this incredible fights to pass the no fear act. some employees were fired. we suffered a number of casualties in this battle. there were two people i can think of that died in the process of trying to get a law passed. this was a movement. this was a battle that we, as a group, came together. it was a moment in time or the government said there is something more than just my paycheck. we are staring history in the face and we cannot fail. tavis: what were the authorities in south africa saying about what th
, such as intel and texas instruments, have warned the personal computer maker has been hurt by a storage of hard drives thanks to flooding in thailand. while technology was the biggest losing sector today, utilities, energy and consumer staples were the best-- mostly a defensive stance for investors. earlier in the program, we reported on the big revision to how bad the housing bust was. but, today, homebuilder k.b. home reported a better-than- expected quarter. earnings were down from last year, but easily beat wall street's expectations. k.b. home concentrates on first- time home buyers. future orders were a strong point, but that did not help out shares today. shares fell almost 7%. volume doubled on the move down. used car dealership car-max had a disappointing fall selling season. earnings were less than expected and the stock got hit to the tune of 5.5% lower today. car-max had benefited from strong used car demand, but low consumer confidence hurt sales last quarter. perhaps this could be a positive sign for the job market. uniform supplier cintas had a strong quarter and raised its guida
, but one of my favorite stories about dumb ways to lose weight comes from a television station in texas. when i arrived at the studio, the producer, with whom i'd worked before, looked thinner than the last time i saw him. when i asked him what he was doing, he told me he lost 20 pounds on a medically supervised 500-calorie-a-day diet. whoa. i don't like those diets, because they don't teach people how to live in the real world. they're a quick fix, and people usually just gain the weight right back. the day i was at the studio was the last day of his diet, and as a way to celebrate, he had two of his favorite deep-dish pizzas flown in from chicago so that he could eat them over the weekend. "you're kidding," i said. "no. why?" "you're acting like an alcoholic who just got out of rehab, and as a way to celebrate your sobriety, you are planning on getting drunk." not the sign of intelligent life. when i saw him a few months later, he had put back on all the weight and more. it's time for a new approach, not just for a few weeks but for the rest of your life. in this final segment of the
in houston texas, thank you for joining us. see you next time. f f>>ngdior charlieose has been proded by the coca-cola company suorting this program since 2002. and american
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